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I Believe Everything Happens For a Reason

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    It was around this time last year

    when I was getting into bad habits. Ever since I started driving.. I was in & out of the house every night. I was hanging around people who were no good for me. I let my "friends" use me for rides. I left the house for 2 weeks. I was going back to bad eating habits. I started...
    FreeSpirit02 FreeSpirit02 18-21, F 12 Responses Nov 7

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    I believe that everything happens

    for a reason. We do something once time, perhaps by chance, however we do it a second time, for a purpose or function.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I do but can you give me the reason behind my

    life right now? I'm 21 and radio two kids that arent my own because there parents are off running around doinf who the hell knows what. I am a full time college student and work two jobs. I can barely pay my bills but i always put food on the table for the kids. why is this...
    crunchatizamecaptin crunchatizamecaptin 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Okay let me see if I can get this right.

    I know it seems hard to believe but everything truly does happen for reason. I myself can attest to this, things really do happen for reason. There is a divine order to things a path that almost seems you can't get off of. We fool ourselves into thinking that we have made our...
    Beardly77 Beardly77 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 9

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    We Live. We Die. We Like.

    We Love. We Experience. We Share. We Tell the Truth. We Lie. Sometimes we ask ourselves why? Why does this happen? I stand by this quote for the mere reason that no one knows why these things happen. But guarantee right around the corner is another lifes lesson decision that...
    kay0122 kay0122 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    I am a Christian and belive in God.

    But I belive in life and no matter what it is or how anything are there are always reasons behind it. I don't belive in stuff happening magically or mysteriously without reason. That would be unrealistic and would not be right. And anything happening WITHOUT reason would be...
    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M Oct 29

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    My life was a wreck for a long time - I was

    overweight, had no friends, had 5 surgeries on my feet from the age of 15-17, was on antidepressants and other pills for 4 years. Then everything started to change when I graduated high school. I got off all the medications and immediately started to lose weight (215 to 140...
    ranchlife14 ranchlife14 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 7

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    Having no friends is better

    than having friends who talk **** behind you back and smile in front of your face
    ramish112 ramish112 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    Last August the man I was with

    for so long passed away... Now it's so hard for me to get close or let anyone in.. I want so bad to love again and be happy I just think I don't know how anymore..
    Grace94 Grace94 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    should i tell my best friend i like him?

    idk tho. bc then there goes our relationship as bestfriends. i didnt like him like that, until i seen him with another girl...
    bblluuee bblluuee 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    Dad got out from the hospital a month ago he

    was diagnose with left side stroke, the very next morning outside his bedroom window, my mum saw a Lily blooming... It us it brings new hope for our loving Dad....
    Delailakeba Delailakeba 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    Someday, someway, somehow,

    everything will come together, and we all just have to believe that (:
    Tina297 Tina297 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    waterflame waterflame 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    There are really very few accidents

    and coincidences in Life....consciously or unconsciously we live, work, play, plan, think, dream, etc. according to our needs, desires, hopes, aspirations and goals..
    SouthernItaliano SouthernItaliano 51-55, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    People come into your life

    for a reason,a season or a lifetime. When u know which one it is,you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON it is usually to meet a need you have expressed...
    teachocolate teachocolate 41-45, F 10 Responses Aug 25

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    What hurts more than losing you,

    is knowing you're not fighting to keep me.
    mayen mayen 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 13

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    countrybeautiful countrybeautiful 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 30

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    So I think I might be going through a trial of

    faith. I was at the top of my game...made to top 1% in my job...free trip to Panama. Made it to a teacher-ship position in my church, home bible study, feeding the friends and giving money to my church. A serious dissatisfaction with everything suddenly set in and increased over...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 15

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    The minute you settle

    for less than you deserve, you get less than you settled for.
    Fionalolita Fionalolita 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. Happens

    for a reason... Whether it's bad, good or indifferent.... If only to make me look back and reflect upon my own self and/or actions.
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Mrkhan13 Mrkhan13 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 8

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    I've legally have been dead twice,

    but I'm still standing. I must have some purpose in life, I must be worth it somehow.
    SulleyBabe SulleyBabe 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    My Injury.

    This may seem strange, like I'm in denial, or just crazy, but I believe I broke my neck for a reason. What reason? I don't know. But my faith in God knows he's got a plan for me. Maybe change someone's life, me foster change in how something is run, be a friend to someone who has...
    shoreguyct shoreguyct 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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    My best friend had to move to New Jersey

    recently and it really sucked. We didn't even get to say goodbye. But I realized that this would be the first real test of our friendship. Everything happens for a reason. If we can make it through this then our friendship can make it through anything and this really means...
    mickyhoney mickyhoney 18-21, F a week ago

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    I met some old friends today.

    Loads of catching up. Good fun. But made me think of where I am in life right now when I listen to them talk about where they are. They seemed like they were growing more in their career and relationships whereas I am...well, work is work and I'm having a ball being friends with...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Ride On A Train.

    Today is like every other day. I board the train quickly-can't be late. I choose a seat near the back. Few sit there. The light is broken, but that's fine. I don't need a light today. Alone I sit, lost in my thoughts, swirling, swirling. ..A slight noise startles me back to...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 17 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    Yes I believe everything happens

    for a reason but why do I keep seeing someone I used to like and someone who was my FWB like 3 years ago??? I see him because he works for the transit company in my city, but I mean, WHY do I always have to take HIS metro.....??? I still have feelings for him (he just hates me...
    DaddysGirl24 DaddysGirl24 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    It's not a cliche. I believe God is working

    every moment and connecting things and people in our lives to come together for a purpose. We may not always know the reason but when we do get to discover it, it's amazing 💖
    Libbs036 Libbs036 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    A friend once told me,

    "people come into our life for a reason, a season or a lifetime."
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 31

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    The present is constantly passing,

    and with it’s departure are fleeing accomplishments and struggles. Although sanity suggests that it is healthier to hold the good times closer than the bad, like all things in life, healthy peace of mind, body, and spirit, require us to equally reflect over our shortcomings...
    GoodSignMan GoodSignMan 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 5

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    Deep down...I DO believe this.

    Sometimes it's easier to take than other times. When things are going good in my life...I can say that with confidence...when things are crappy or aren't going the way I want them to...it's harder to say it...even harder to believe it. My life isn't the way I want it to be...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    "I was told once that

    when we are given a lesson and we do not learn from the first experience, we continually get the same lesson given to us, and each time we need to face it, it grows, it gets bigger and bigger, we get hurt more and more, until the day comes and we realize what we are doing we...
    Create63 Create63 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 26

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    Hi EP! I'm new here I just want to share an

    experience of mine. Two years ago, exactly the Day before Christmas, I boarded a flight to New York for the holidays. Before the door closed the most handsome man came running through it. The seat next to me just happened to be the only seat available. When he sat down, our...
    Joyfulone1 Joyfulone1 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 24

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    Sometimes I feel like my life is nothing else

    but living in a box of plastic. I see everything that happens outside and I can hear those people from outside talking, but their voices are muted and don't make sense at all. I'm sitting inside the box and everything is so clear, it's like I'm able to hear myself think. I think...
    SmallGirlOne SmallGirlOne 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I believe everything happens

    for a reason. People change so you can learn how to let go. Things go wrong, so that you can appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies, so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
    KaiFyre KaiFyre 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    THE ALCHEMIST By Paulo Coelho 'When you know

    the Universal Language, it’s easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you, whether it’s in the middle of the desert or in some great city. And when two such people encounter each other, and their eyes meet, the past and the future become unimportant. There is...
    RuefulSmile RuefulSmile 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This goes out to all of the people

    who have been broken but have been strong enough to let go. For the people who have hurt so badly that they felt they could never love again, but kept their head up. For those who feel like going back to their old lover would put all the pieces back where they belong and...
    kaymiu kaymiu 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    My God My Broken Heart

    I walk in the room to see my baby girl for the first time.... She lays there so helpless, tubes down her throat and in her nose.  IV's are attached everywhere.I start to cry as the tears roll down my cheeks.   All I can think to do is sing to her as I did every day when she...
    Cheer2 Cheer2 36-40, F 48 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    I chose to let go of the things

    that is beyond of my control.
    msgrateful msgrateful 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    xamyjoe xamyjoe 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    Life is like a huge puzzle.

    We go trough different seasons involving, trials, tribulations, brokenness, peace, restoration, etc., all acting as puzzle pieces to create the end result. We aren't meant to understand why certain things are happening at every moment. Maybe you'll understand years down the line...
    Thinklife Thinklife 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    ButterFlies Cannott See Theirr Winqs.

    Theyyy Livee Ntt Knowinq Trulyyy Howw Beautiful Theyyy Aree, & Ppl Aree Thee Samee...
    conniee3 conniee3 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    I went through a divorce,

    3yrs now!day one,I felt as if I wasn't going to make it!3 yrs later,I'm doing better than ever.
    dafalcon dafalcon 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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    Slowly but surely, coincidences continue to add

    up. Choices where I have one good option and several bad that ultimately isn't a choice at all unless I was a fool. I feel like my life is being bent to a particular path. I just can't see where that path leads. When I try to deviate, strange things occur to push me back...
    sunujing sunujing 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    renel renel 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I believe god has created a purpose

    for all of us we just need to follow through
    Lindsy18 Lindsy18 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 3

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    I have a question. If everything in life happens

    for a reason then how come some people are abused,poor,death,abandoned and sell (take human trafficking for example)? I'm not judging this theory but I'm wondering.
    superlovexcx superlovexcx 18-21, F 19 Responses Nov 1

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    I've seen this before.

    ..but it really resonates... People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.When someone is in your life for a REASON . . . It is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have...
    izzysophy1234 izzysophy1234 31-35, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    The Decision That Changed My Life

    I started reading the newspaper at around 3 yrs old. We did not have kindergarten where I grew up, a small town in Ohio. By the time I started first grade, I had tested and was above 6th grade level. The school wanted to advance me at least 2 grades, but my dad refused. My dad...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 12 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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    If you look at things in life you will notice a

    pattern and see that it's true.
    angie01993 angie01993 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 7

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